Posted on: 21 April 2016
Papers from early PCST conferences now online
PCST Network is delighted to announce that the world's largest collection of papers on science communication is now online and ready for use.
Over 1,000 abstracts and full papers presented at PCST conferences are currently available and more will be added soon, including those from next week's conference in Istanbul.
This valuable resource for researchers and practitioners was put in place
after the PCST Scientific Committee recognised that PCST conference records
were in danger of disappearing.
A documentation team was set up to save those materials and it has had the
support of Scientific Committee members and of the China Research Institute
for Science Popularization (CRISP) which undertook much of the technical
The contribution of these colleagues to the archive project will be
acknowledged at our conference in Istanbul.
The archive is intended to keep the history of the PCST network alive. We
know that the quality of these documents is variable and we urge readers to
make their own critical assessment. To keep the data authentic, the
Documentation Subcommittee did not make or ask for any revisions; abstracts
and papers appear as the authors submitted them.
The archive is a record of what was presented at conferences and reflects
the diversity of topics and changes in focus over time. It has a value as a
resource for reflecting on the interests of conference participants over
the decades, and for identifying people who have given attention to
We look forward to further additions and enhancements to the archive in the
coming months and years.